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9314.0 - Sales of New Motor Vehicles, Australia, Jan 2011 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/02/2011   
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JANUARY KEY FIGURES

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aust.

Vehicle sales (no.)

Trend
27 034
23 333
16 346
5 393
9 310
1 634
867
1 333
85 252
Seasonally Adjusted
26 624
23 632
15 637
5 376
9 269
1 564
948
1 369
84 420

Change from previous month (%)

Trend
0.6
0.5
-1.3
-0.1
-0.9
0.6
0.8
-0.5
-
Seasonally Adjusted
-4.2
1.8
-5.6
-1.3
-
-6.6
18.2
2.8
-1.9

Change from previous year (%)

Trend
4.0
2.4
-8.5
-1.8
2.8
-1.0
2.8
1.7
0.3
Seasonally Adjusted
1.6
2.8
-14.5
-8.6
-2.6
-9.7
6.6
5.1
-2.8

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For more information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Short term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles—Short term



JANUARY KEY POINTS


TOTAL NEW MOTOR VEHICLE SALES
  • Trend - The January 2011 trend estimate (85 252) has remained steady for the third consecutive month.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - The January 2011 seasonally adjusted estimate for new motor vehicle sales (84 420) decreased by 1.9% when compared with December 2010.


SALES BY TYPE OF VEHICLE
  • Trend - When comparing trend estimates for January 2011 with December 2010, sales of Passenger vehicles increased by 0.8%, while sales of Sports utility vehicles decreased by 2.1%. Over the same period sales of Other vehicles increased by 0.2%.
  • Seasonally Adjusted - When comparing seasonally adjusted estimates for January 2011 with December 2010, sales of Passenger vehicles decreased by 3.9%, while sales of Sports utility vehicles increased by 2.9%. Over the same period sales of Other vehicles decreased by 1.3%.


SALES BY STATE
  • Trend - Four of the eight states and territories have experienced an increase in the trend estimate for new motor vehicle sales when comparing January 2011 with December 2010. The Northern Territory recorded the largest percentage increase with 0.8%, followed by New South Wales (0.6%) and Tasmania (0.6%). Queensland recorded a percentage decrease of 1.3% over the same period. This was the largest percentage recorded for any state or territory.
  • Seasonally Adjusted -In seasonally adjusted terms, sales of new motor vehicles decreased in four of the eight states and territories for January 2011 when compared with December 2010. Tasmania recorded the largest percentage decrease of 6.6%, followed by Queensland (5.6%) and New South Wales (4.2%). The largest percentage increase for new motor vehicle sales occurred in the Northern Territory (18.2%).


NOTES

FORTHCOMING ISSUES

ISSUE Release Date
February 2011 15 March 2011
March 2011 14 April 2011
April 2011 16 May 2011
May 2011 16 June 2011
June 2011 18 July 2011
July 2011 15 August 2011



IMPACT OF THE FLOODS

Flooding began in Queensland in late December 2010, and was more extensive across Queensland and other states in January 2011. As a consequence, the number of new motor vehicle sales in Queensland has decreased for January 2011 in original, seasonally adjusted, and trend terms. It is expected that the flooding events will continue to have an impact on new motor vehicle sales in a number of states over the next few months.

The collection and processing of data on new motor vehicle sales for this publication were not disrupted due to the flooding. In general, data produced for this release are of the same scope and quality as normally released by the ABS.


ABOUT THIS ISSUE

This issue presents details for the Sales of New Motor Vehicles for January 2011.


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SUMMARY COMMENTARY

New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Long term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles—Long term


New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles - Short term
Graph: New Motor Vehicle Sales, Total vehicles—Short term

New motor vehicle sales by type of vehicle by month

Passenger vehicles
Sports utility vehicles
Other vehicles
Total vehicles
Change Passenger vehicles
Change Sports utility vehicles
Change Other vehicles
Change Total vehicles
no.
no.
no.
no.
%
%
%
%

Trend

2009
November
47 597
17 613
17 445
82 655
0.8
4.6
2.3
1.9
December
48 050
18 275
17 645
83 970
1.0
3.8
1.1
1.6
2010
January
48 648
18 708
17 653
85 009
1.2
2.4
-
1.2
February
49 295
18 922
17 562
85 780
1.3
1.1
-0.5
0.9
March
49 779
19 009
17 493
86 281
1.0
0.5
-0.4
0.6
April
49 930
19 106
17 482
86 518
0.3
0.5
-0.1
0.3
May
49 697
19 321
17 482
86 500
-0.5
1.1
-
-
June
49 124
19 685
17 423
86 232
-1.2
1.9
-0.3
-0.3
July
48 495
20 062
17 317
85 875
-1.3
1.9
-0.6
-0.4
August
48 114
20 270
17 181
85 565
-0.8
1.0
-0.8
-0.4
September
48 070
20 250
17 040
85 360
-0.1
-0.1
-0.8
-0.2
October
48 333
20 032
16 943
85 308
0.5
-1.1
-0.6
-0.1
November
48 707
19 688
16 897
85 292
0.8
-1.7
-0.3
-
December
49 075
19 293
16 884
85 252
0.8
-2.0
-0.1
-
2011
January
49 454
18 879
16 918
85 252
0.8
-2.1
0.2
-

Seasonally Adjusted

2009
November
47 924
17 997
20 375
86 296
0.8
10.2
9.0
4.5
December
46 435
19 536
22 926
88 897
-3.1
8.5
12.5
3.0
2010
January
49 348
18 688
18 785
86 821
6.3
-4.3
-18.1
-2.3
February
49 101
18 635
17 491
85 227
-0.5
-0.3
-6.9
-1.8
March
49 544
18 647
17 195
85 386
0.9
0.1
-1.7
0.2
April
53 714
20 694
17 417
91 825
8.4
11.0
1.3
7.5
May
51 353
19 640
17 585
88 578
-4.4
-5.1
1.0
-3.5
June
49 429
19 504
17 770
86 703
-3.7
-0.7
1.1
-2.1
July
47 537
20 280
16 930
84 746
-3.8
4.0
-4.7
-2.3
August
47 489
19 789
17 629
84 908
-0.1
-2.4
4.1
0.2
September
48 381
20 803
16 815
85 998
1.9
5.1
-4.6
1.3
October
47 737
20 614
16 751
85 102
-1.3
-0.9
-0.4
-1.0
November
48 436
20 094
16 708
85 238
1.5
-2.5
-0.3
0.2
December
50 759
18 146
17 185
86 090
4.8
-9.7
2.9
1.0
2011
January
48 780
18 674
16 966
84 420
-3.9
2.9
-1.3
-1.9

Original

2009
November
47 059
18 360
20 414
85 833
1.1
16.6
10.2
6.2
December
46 623
19 616
22 469
88 708
-0.9
6.8
10.1
3.3
2010
January
43 580
16 900
14 384
74 864
-6.5
-13.8
-36.0
-15.6
February
47 829
18 073
16 317
82 219
9.7
6.9
13.4
9.8
March
53 717
21 643
19 384
94 744
12.3
19.8
18.8
15.2
April
47 156
18 067
16 178
81 401
-12.2
-16.5
-16.5
-14.1
May
50 450
20 065
18 703
89 218
7.0
11.1
15.6
9.6
June
60 820
24 597
23 305
108 722
20.6
22.6
24.6
21.9
July
47 591
19 032
15 753
82 376
-21.8
-22.6
-32.4
-24.2
August
46 504
18 515
17 103
82 122
-2.3
-2.7
8.6
-0.3
September
48 763
19 684
16 607
85 054
4.9
6.3
-2.9
3.6
October
45 268
19 348
16 309
80 925
-7.2
-1.7
-1.8
-4.9
November
49 405
20 806
17 131
87 342
9.1
7.5
5.0
7.9
December
51 039
18 555
16 993
86 587
3.3
-10.8
-0.8
-0.9
2011
January
43 539
17 032
13 013
73 584
-14.7
-8.2
-23.4
-15.0

- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)

New motor vehicle sales by state/territory of registration

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.(a)
NT(a)
ACT(a)
Aust.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Trend

2009
November
25 527
21 964
17 584
5 399
8 524
1 551
823
1 285
82 655
December
25 803
22 402
17 765
5 455
8 807
1 605
835
1 298
83 970
2010
January
25 989
22 797
17 867
5 490
9 060
1 651
844
1 311
85 009
February
26 122
23 145
17 890
5 518
9 253
1 677
849
1 328
85 780
March
26 216
23 437
17 822
5 546
9 388
1 672
853
1 347
86 281
April
26 280
23 634
17 676
5 579
9 486
1 639
858
1 366
86 518
May
26 313
23 691
17 490
5 604
9 559
1 594
866
1 384
86 500
June
26 281
23 593
17 311
5 605
9 622
1 553
872
1 395
86 232
July
26 231
23 386
17 197
5 583
9 678
1 534
871
1 395
85 875
August
26 229
23 190
17 121
5 538
9 698
1 539
864
1 386
85 565
September
26 318
23 075
17 036
5 487
9 654
1 561
856
1 373
85 360
October
26 489
23 063
16 932
5 449
9 575
1 588
852
1 360
85 308
November
26 684
23 120
16 770
5 421
9 486
1 610
854
1 348
85 292
December
26 862
23 209
16 559
5 400
9 398
1 624
860
1 340
85 252
2011
January
27 034
23 333
16 346
5 393
9 310
1 634
867
1 333
85 252

Seasonally Adjusted

2009
November
26 396
23 611
18 173
5 710
8 754
1 450
864
1 338
86 296
December
27 749
22 940
19 288
5 912
9 133
1 762
820
1 293
88 897
2010
January
26 216
22 997
18 285
5 881
9 517
1 732
889
1 303
86 821
February
26 086
22 754
17 771
5 419
9 437
1 634
796
1 328
85 227
March
25 873
23 743
17 270
5 432
9 157
1 714
854
1 343
85 386
April
26 663
25 803
18 048
5 662
11 767
1 646
862
1 374
91 825
May
26 436
23 965
17 867
5 603
10 818
1 600
879
1 411
88 578
June
26 509
23 823
17 310
5 728
9 571
1 542
848
1 371
86 703
July
25 758
23 139
16 656
5 513
9 884
1 495
906
1 395
84 746
August
26 282
23 063
16 770
5 483
9 620
1 455
853
1 382
84 908
September
26 360
22 815
17 430
5 624
9 835
1 656
874
1 405
85 998
October
26 251
23 309
17 166
5 274
9 340
1 552
828
1 382
85 102
November
26 413
22 882
17 014
5 456
9 697
1 641
853
1 282
85 238
December
27 786
23 218
16 566
5 449
9 265
1 674
802
1 331
86 090
2011
January
26 624
23 632
15 637
5 376
9 269
1 564
948
1 369
84 420

Original

2009
November
26 559
23 417
17 719
5 698
8 702
1 619
810
1 309
85 833
December
26 848
23 398
18 995
6 213
8 967
2 242
737
1 308
88 708
2010
January
22 820
19 746
15 253
5 151
8 521
1 487
716
1 170
74 864
February
25 708
21 924
16 744
5 242
9 048
1 474
742
1 337
82 219
March
29 083
26 380
19 480
5 950
9 636
1 711
1 038
1 466
94 744
April
23 616
22 660
16 326
4 944
10 331
1 406
872
1 246
81 401
May
26 531
23 994
18 370
5 798
10 604
1 527
997
1 397
89 218
June
33 240
29 192
22 956
7 109
11 647
1 779
1 133
1 666
108 722
July
25 050
22 499
16 516
5 208
9 572
1 292
881
1 358
82 376
August
25 287
22 312
15 966
5 233
9 753
1 407
819
1 345
82 122
September
26 079
22 511
16 939
5 548
10 121
1 715
785
1 356
85 054
October
24 451
22 847
15 904
4 974
9 244
1 477
717
1 311
80 925
November
27 422
23 491
17 025
5 651
9 738
1 902
809
1 304
87 342
December
27 195
23 873
16 422
5 636
9 238
2 181
714
1 328
86 587
2011
January
23 560
20 323
13 300
4 792
8 289
1 309
772
1 239
73 584

(a) Seasonally adjusted numbers of new motor vehicle sales in Tasmania, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory should be used with caution. For more information, see paragraph 7 of the Explanatory Notes.



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